Buckinghamshire Cycle Routes
Buckinghamshire has a number of attractive cycle routes that lead you through attractive rural countryside and delightful English villages.
The Chiltern Hills also make an appealing backdrop to many of the rides.
Milton Keynes and Aylesbury are the main towns and both are very cycle friendly with a number of signed cycle paths running through and from the towns.
Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Buckinghamshire Cycle Map>>
There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here
For more information on cycle routes in Buckinghamshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here
|Bicester to Milton Keynes||25 miles (40 km)||Travel through the Buckinghamshire countryside along NCN route 51 from Bicester to the cycle friendly town of Milton Keynes View Full Details>>|
|Black Park Country Park||4 miles (7 km)||With over 10 miles of well signed cycling and walking tracks, Black Park is the ideal place for a great day out in the country. Set in 535 acres of woodland and heathland, you will find lakes, picnic areas, cafes and a Go Ape Tree top adventure course. The park is located in Wexham, just a few miles east of Slough. View Full Details>>|
|Bletchley to Leighton Buzzard||8 miles (13 km)||Follow the Grand Union Canal Walk and National Cycle route 6 from Bletchley to Leighton Buzard on this pleasant short waterside ride.|
The route passes a series of pretty locks and the villages of Stoke Hammond and Leighton-Linslade as you follow the towpath along the canal. There are train stations at Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard for easy access. View Full Details>>
|Buckingham to Banbury||26 miles (42 km)||This route follows The Great Central Cycle Ride and the Oxfordshire cycleway from Buckingham to Banbury. The route follows a series of quiet roads through the countryside of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire and takes you through some pretty villages and lovely scenery. View Full Details>>|
|Buckingham to Daventry||25 miles (40 km)||Follow the Great Central Cycle ride from Buckingham to Daventry View Full Details>>|
|Burnham Beeches||2 miles (2.5 km)||This National Nature Reserve and woodland has miles of good walking trails to try. The area consists mostly of beech woodland with lots of peaceful woodland footpaths to follow. There's also ponds, streams, grassland and heathland with over 500 acres to explore. The reserve is great for wildlife too. Look out for Exmoor Ponies, Berkshire Pigs, Jacob Sheep and grazing cattle. Facilities are very good with a car park off Lord Mayors Drive and a nice cafe. View Full Details>>|
|Caldecotte Lake||2 miles (2.5 km)||Enjoy and easy cycle or walk around this pretty lake in Milton Keynes. A lovely waterside paths runs around the perimeter of the lake so it's perfect for families. There's a free trim trail with outdoor gym equipment and a table tennis table. There is also an excellent pub called the Caldecotte Arms where you can pick up a bite to eat. Walton Park and lake are right next to Caldecotte Lake so you can easily extend your outing there. View Full Details>>|
|Chesham to High Wycombe||16 miles (26 km)||Follow National Cycle routes 57 and 50 through the Chiltern Hills on this lovely route. The route starts by the train station in Chesham and then heads east into the countryside to Great Missenden along National Cycle route 57. View Full Details>>|
|Claude Duval Bridleroute||63 miles (102 km)||This shared walking and cycle path runs from Quainton, near Aylesbury in Oxfordshire to Great Barrington in the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>|
|Dorney Lake||4 miles (6 km)||This purpose-built rowing lake in Buckinghamshire has a traffic free National Cycle Network trail running past it on one side and the Thames Path on the other. As such you can make a circular walking trail using these two trails or a linear ride from Eton Wick to Dorney Reach if you are on your bike. The lake was used as the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympics in London. View Full Details>>|
|Emberton Country Park||3 miles (5 km)||Enjoy 200 acres of parkland and lakes in Milton Keynes on this short circular walk. Emberton contains over 5km of paths and trails winding their way around 5 lakes, through wooded glades and meadows. The route below begins at the village of Emberton and takes you around Grebe Lake and Heron Water in the park. View Full Details>>|
|Furzton Lake||1 miles (2 km)||Enjoy a short cycle or walk around this pretty lake in Milton Keynes. The lake has a well surfaced path around it's perimeter making it ideal for families looking for a safe cycle path or walkers looking for an easy waterside stroll. View Full Details>>|
|Hodgemoor Woods||2 miles (3 km)||These woods near the town of Amersham have some good footpaths and mountain bike trails to try. View Full Details>>|
|Jubilee River||6 miles (10 km)||Follow the Jubilee River path from Maidenhead to Eton on this waterside walk or cycle on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It's a delightful, peaceful trail with the gentle river surrounded by attractive woodland and countryside. The river path follows National Cycle Route 61 for most of the way. View Full Details>>|
|Langley Park Country Park||2 miles (4 km)||Langley Park has a variety of beautiful trails suitable for cycling and walking. The park contains 154 acres of free access parkland, 360 acres of farmland, delightful Edwardian rhododendron gardens (with views to Windsor Castle) and an Arboretum with a fine collection of specimen trees and a beautiful ornamental pond. There are also excellent facilities with a tea room overlooking the Edwardian gardens and designated picnic areas. Cycling is permitted, except in the Temple Gardens and the Arboretum. Cycle racks are located next to the tea room. View Full Details>>|
|Linford Lakes||4 miles (6 km)||Enjoy a cycle or walk via country lanes around the pretty Linford Lakes area in the Ouse Valley, Milton Keynes. The route follows a section of the Hanslope Circular Ride, a cycle and walking route around Milton Keynes. The route takes you around the outside of the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve, which requires a permit for access and no cycles are allowed in the reserve. The nature reserve has a large lake, meadows, woodland and a complex of ponds. From the observation hides in the reserve you can look out for many species of bird, including waders breeding in the summer and winter visitors such as Smew and Great White Egret. Boardwalks take you through the complex of ponds, which teem with wildlife including many species of dragonfly. Permits to access the nature reserve, which must be obtained in advance, are available from http://www.theparkstrust.com/parks/linford-lakes-permit. Permit holders are welcome to cycle to the nature reserve - bicycles may be locked-up at the Study Centre situated at the reserve entrance. View Full Details>>|
|Milton Keynes to Bedford||25 miles (40 km)||Follow National Cycle route 51 from Buckinghamshire into Bedfordshire on this pleasant route. View Full Details>>|
|Milton Keynes to Northampton||21 miles (33 km)||Follow NCN route 6 and the River Ouse from Milton Keynes to Northampton View Full Details>>|
|Oxford to Bicester||17 miles (27 km)||Starting in the historic University town of Oxford follow NCN route 51 from Oxford to Bicester View Full Details>>|
|Oxford to Milton Keynes||42 miles (67 km)||Starting in the historic University town of Oxford follow National Cycle route 51 from Oxford to Milton Keynes via Bicester.|
This ride takes you through the lovely scenery of the Cotswolds along quiet country roads and some traffic free paths. View Full Details>>
|Oxford to Princes Risborough||24 miles (38 km)||Follow National Cycle route 57 on this lovely route through the Oxfordshire countryside. The route starts near the tourist information centre in Oxford and heads east to Thame on minor roads. You then join the Phoenix Trail - a lovely off road path on a dismantled railway line which takes you to the finish point at Princes Risborough rail. View Full Details>>|
|Phoenix Trail||7 miles (11 km)||This is a lovely short flat ride running from Thame to Princes Risborough View Full Details>>|
|Rushmere Country Park||3 miles (5.5 km)||Explore 400 acres of lakes, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows and heath in this country park in Leighton Buzzard. The park has numerous pleasant walking trails and a number of family cycle routes but a cycling permit is required for the trails in the park (see the link below for more information). View Full Details>>|
|Stowe Park||3 miles (5 km)||Explore 250 acres of stunning parks and gardens at this major Buckingham attraction. The gardens include beautiful lakes, several historic temples and monuments and many resident deer. Highlights on the route include the Grecian Valley, the Gothic Temple, the Temple of Friendship and the Palladian bridge. View Full Details>>|
|The Ridgeway||43 miles (69 km)||This is the cycle friendly opening 43 miles of The Ridgeway - one of the UK's National Trails. View Full Details>>|
|Waddesdon Greenway||2 miles (4 km)||This shared cycling and walking trail links Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station with the village of Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor. The trail was opened in 2018 and runs for about 4km along a flat, surfaced path, which is suitable for all abilities. There's information boards and lovely views of the surrounding Buckinghamshire countryside to enjoy on the way. View Full Details>>|
|Wendover Woods||4 miles (7 km)||Enjoy miles of great cycling and walking trails in this large forest in Buckinghamshire. The cycle trail is a moderate 5 mile route on waymarked surfaced tracks. It has some steep sections but is generally suitable for all abilities/families. View Full Details>>|
|Westbury Circular Ride||12 miles (19 km)||This is a circular walk or cycle ride around Westbury in Buckinghamshire. Route highlights include Turweston Airfield and Biddlesden House and Park. The house occupies the site of a Cistercian Abbey, founded in 1147 and sits behind a small lake. View Full Details>>|
|Willen Lake||2 miles (4 km)||Willen Lake is Milton Keynes most popular park with a super waterside cycling and walking path to enjoy. There's also pedalos, mini-golf and a cafe. View Full Details>>|